Mavrud is an ancient Bulgarian grape variety that turns out to be closely related to Nebbiolo, and yup, we can certainly see the similarity! With gratings of dark chocolate, hints of earth and spiced red fruits too - almost something slightly Christmassy, with a medium-full body and great depth and nuance.
We’re proud to have been one of the first agents to bring high-quality Bulgarian wine to the attention of UK wine drinkers, and Edoardo Miroglio has always been our Number One. Wine lover Edoardo searched high and low to find the perfect spot to grow Pinot Noir in Bulgaria. The piece of land he chose is on the eastern side of the Thracian Valley, with the Saint Ilia hills shade the area from the freezing Baltic winds while a natural lake nearby regulates the temperature. But Miroglio is no fool, he has had extensive tests and research done just to confirm his theories. He purchased the land in 1998 and by 2004 they had produced their first vintage.